Katrin Davidsdottir Featured in the upcoming ESPN Body Issue
Katrin Davidsdottir is a two-time CrossFit Games champion, Fittest Woman on Earth in 2015, and has been named the Fittest Woman on Earth in 2016. She is the first CrossFit athlete to appear in the ESPN ‘Body Issue’ and will be featured in the upcoming edition.
The magazine features athletes in nude photos. Historically, ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’ has included such athletes as Michael Phelps, Odell Beckham Jr., and Miesha Tate. This year, the ‘Body Issue’ will feature a list of athletes that include Brooks Koepka, Amanda Nunes, and Katrin Davidsdottir.
Davidsdottir has been a member of the CrossFit community since 2009. As a young girl, she was captured in videos as she learned to walk. Her journey is also chronicled in her new memoir, The Dottir. It’s an honest look at her struggles and the power of will that she’s gotten from CrossFit. During the interview, she admits she’s insecure and wants to be the best version of herself.
When she was 18 years old, she had a life-changing experience. She met her future coach, Annie Thorisdottir, who inspired her to start her own CrossFit gym. In 2011, she won the CrossFit Games. After that victory, she gave up her plans of going to medical school to focus on her career as a CrossFit competitor.
Athletes like Annie inspired young women across the country to join their CrossFit gyms. But Davidsdottir took things to the next level. Throughout her career, she has dominated the sport of CrossFit. Currently, she is fifth in the world rankings. She has also consistently placed in the top five at the GrossFit Games and the CrossFit Games.
Since her triumph in 2011, Katrin has continued to be a role model for many people. Her mother, Agnes Vidarsdottir, told ESPN she was amazed at how her daughter “went from being an orphan to becoming an idol and inspiration to everyone.”
As a result of her success, CrossFit became more mainstream. There is now a long waiting list at CrossFit Reykjavik. Davidsdottir’s parents, Amma and Odda, suggested she try the sport. They said it would improve her self-confidence and give her the confidence she needed to pursue her goals in life.
Since winning the CrossFit Games, Davidsdottir has been a consistent performer at the GrossFit Games. Despite a rough Open water swim, she has climbed back to third place, and she still has a chance to earn her spot on the podium. If she can win her second CrossFit Games this summer, she will become the second woman to have won three in a row.
For all of her achievements, Katrin has had to deal with insecurity, pressure, and other factors that have affected her. She’s talked about these issues in a recent article in Shape magazine. While she has found tremendous success as an athlete, she admits that she has struggled with her pressure to be the Fittest Woman on Earth. Fortunately, she has been able to overcome these struggles through the empowerment of her CrossFit training.